Artist Exhibit: Iacopo Pasquinelli: Landscape
Venue Name: Huntington Public Library / Main Art Gallery
Address: 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743; 631-427-5165
Date: Now – May 3; Artist Reception: Sunday, April 13; 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 9 pm; Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 1 pm – 6 pm
Iacopo Pasquinelli, born in Florence, Italy in 1964, began designing as a child and continued his formal studies with well-known Florentine painter, Tiziano Bonnani. He draws inspiration from the majestic beauty of Northern Tuscany, which he knows so well, and from the luminous skies of the American northeast coast, where he now resides. Pasquinelli describes his passion for “landscape and the scene that unfolds in front of me. Whether mountain, sea, countryside or city, the important thing is that the horizon is far enough in the distance to appreciate the openness of the scene.” He takes numerous high quality photos and works in his studio to create large scale paintings, preferring smooth, panel-like surfaces, which allow easy blending of colors. His most recent paintings convey a fascination with strong, but diffuse, light. Exaggerated light “isolates the objects in the scene, maintaining the sense of depth, while highlighting the space that divides them.”
The artist is an elected member of the New York Foundation for the Arts “Mark10 Program” and a member of the Artists Advisory Council of Gallery North in Setauket, NY. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, in Italy, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and has participated in over thirty group exhibitions. He was a Finalist in the Landscape Category in the 23rd Annual Artist’s Magazine Competition (2006). He won Best New Artist (2008) and People’s Choice Award (2010) at Gallery North in Setauket, NY and was a Smithtown Arts Council Winner in 2010. His artwork is in public and private collections around the world.
Artist Inquiries: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;